The ClearMask™ brand is not made with natural rubber latex.
The mask's plastic barrier has a proprietary anti-fog coating that minimizes fogging when the wearer is speaking or breathing. The anti-fog coating has already been applied to the masks, and the masks are ready to wear out of the box.
The ClearMask™ brand was developed pre-pandemic starting in 2017 to optimize anti-fog effectiveness and full face visibility of the masks. The mask is designed for indoors settings and recommended for use at room temperature, in ventilated, low-humidity environments, such as indoor offices or clinics. The masks are also single-use only and are not intended to be reused.
Please note that wiping the mask’s plastic barrier down, with or without alcohol or any kind of cleaning agent, will remove and degrade the anti-fog coating.
The ClearMask™ brand is available in two sizes for adults and children. The mask can be adjusted for a tighter or more personalized fit. Check out our user manual and demo video on how to properly wear the mask. Instructions in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai are available.
Face sizes of adults and children vary widely, and regardless of age, we recommend that you check out the size guide below for specific measurements. Children as young as 4 or 5 years old may be able to wear the children’s version, while some adults may also prefer the smaller sizing.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the ClearMask™ brand for single-use only, and is not intended to be reused; thus, we cannot recommend or provide advice on cleaning methods. Please note that wiping the mask’s plastic barrier down, with or without alcohol or any kind of cleaning agent, will remove and degrade the anti-fog coating.
The mask is designed for indoor settings and recommended for use at room temperature in ventilated, low-humidity environments, such as indoor offices or clinics.
The mask's plastic barrier is made of a recyclable material, and can be physically separated from the rest of the mask to be recycled via standard recycling practices in your community and home.
The foam portions at the top and bottom of the mask can also be separated to recycle via your local foam recycling program; click here to find your closest foam recycling drop-off location. Some cities and counties also collect foam as part of their standard curbside collection programs.
Masks used in hospitals and medical institutions must be disposed according to local bio-hazard regulations.
A ClearMask™ Transparent Surgical Mask is not airtight along the sides of the mask, where air circulation occurs, thus allowing for comfort and breathability. All traditional masks have gaps on the sides, so this design is not entirely unique to the ClearMask™ brand; the only masks that don't have gaps are respirators that are properly fit tested. The ClearMask™ Transparent Surgical Mask provides an impervious frontal barrier against fluids and sprays, performing the same functions as traditional masks.
For more information, please refer to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website regarding masks and respirators, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) comparison on surgical masks and respirators.